Pondicherry is a shopper's delight, offering an array of shops, boutiques and department stores for the passionate shopper. Pondicherry being an octroi-free destination for everything, the prices of whatever you buy while Shopping in Pondicherry, will naturally be cheaper.
Any trip to Pondicherry will remain incomplete unless you indulge in unrestrained shopping in Pondicherry at the several shopping complexes and markets. You can buy almost anything from cars to consumer goods at Pondicherry, although nowadays, the Aurobindo Ashram factory produces articles like candles, incense sticks, paper etc, which have become very popular among tourists visiting the land.
Enjoy an extremely enchanting experience of shopping in Pondicherry, whereby you can buy some of the following specialties available here.
Famous as a centre for producing household linen and garment textiles in satin, twill, corduroy, poplin, chambray, oxford, cambric and Khadi (a home-spun fabric), Pondicherry is a fine place to purchase fabrics of various kinds.
Pondicherry and Auroville are excellent centers for buying ceramic articles and other clayware. The "Golden Bridge" and "Rhinestone Art" are particularly famous for selling unique earthenware which are both contemporary and Pondicherrian.
In Pondicherry, leather is made in the traditional way, with the result that the leather goods are carefully finished, innovative products, which are very popular among buyers.
The Boutiques of Pondicherry
The boutiques of Pondicherry are scattered all over the town and they welcome shop-hoppers with the fragrant scents of incense and perfumed candles which lend further charm to the wonderful ambience. A wide variety of products are available here, ranging from stylish garments, semi-precious stones, perfumes, hand-made incense, candles embossed with real petals, marbled silks and aromatherapy products. French antique furniture and Tibetan handicrafts are also on offer.
Since 1959, the Aurobindo Ashram factory has continued producing handmade paper and the rich texture and color of these papers have made them one of the most sought after products while shopping in Pondicherry.